The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 54 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +49
Permanent jobs citing LAN 71 73 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.70% 4.30% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.73% 26.84% 12.10%
Number of salaries quoted 61 69 39
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +45.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £27,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £72,500 £43,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
379 272 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.77% 16.04% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 323 244 296
Average salary £40,000 £43,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.04% +33.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,050 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 15 £35,000 - 2
Wilmslow -1 13 £34,000 -
Chester +21 9 £37,500 - 2
Daresbury - 6 £18,500 -
Crewe +19 4 £43,750 +29.62%
Runcorn - 4 £17,500 -
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 108 (89.26%) WAN
2 72 (59.50%) Windows
3 69 (57.02%) Microsoft
4 46 (38.02%) TCP/IP
5 42 (34.71%) Active Directory
5 42 (34.71%) Finance
6 40 (33.06%) VMware
7 37 (30.58%) Cisco
8 35 (28.93%) VPN
9 34 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (26.45%) UNIX
11 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (19.83%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (19.01%) Firewall
14 22 (18.18%) Windows 7
15 21 (17.36%) SLA
15 21 (17.36%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (15.70%) ITIL
16 19 (15.70%) Back Office
17 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
17 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (13.22%) Windows XP
19 15 (12.40%) Windows 8
19 15 (12.40%) Citrix
20 14 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
20 14 (11.57%) SAN
21 13 (10.74%) Wireless
21 13 (10.74%) DNS
22 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.13%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.48%) Lync
5 2 (1.65%) IIS
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (89.26%) WAN
2 46 (38.02%) TCP/IP
3 35 (28.93%) VPN
4 24 (19.83%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (19.01%) Firewall
6 14 (11.57%) SAN
7 13 (10.74%) DNS
7 13 (10.74%) Wireless
8 11 (9.09%) Network Security
8 11 (9.09%) DHCP
9 9 (7.44%) Internet
10 5 (4.13%) SSL
11 4 (3.31%) VoIP
11 4 (3.31%) WLAN
11 4 (3.31%) MPLS
11 4 (3.31%) NAS
11 4 (3.31%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.48%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.48%) VLAN
12 3 (2.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (4.13%) LoadRunner
2 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (34.71%) Finance
2 19 (15.70%) Back Office
3 7 (5.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (24.79%) Analyst
2 24 (19.83%) Administrator
3 20 (16.53%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (12.40%) IT Support
5 12 (9.92%) Support Analyst
6 11 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Architect
8 7 (5.79%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.96%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Service Desk Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) HTML
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Thin Client
1 8 (6.61%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.96%) EPoS
3 5 (4.13%) CMDB
4 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) CCTV
6 2 (1.65%) Celerra
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Open Source
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 72 (59.50%) Windows
2 32 (26.45%) UNIX
3 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (13.22%) Windows XP
7 15 (12.40%) Windows 8
8 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (15.70%) ITIL
3 14 (11.57%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 9 (7.44%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.79%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.96%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.96%) Project Management
7 6 (4.96%) CRM
7 6 (4.96%) Coaching
8 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.13%) Regression Testing
8 5 (4.13%) Migration
8 5 (4.13%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.31%) Test Management
10 3 (2.48%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.79%) SQL
3 4 (3.31%) VBScript
4 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.44%) MCSE
3 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.61%) MCSA
5 6 (4.96%) CCNP
6 5 (4.13%) ISEB
6 5 (4.13%) MCP
6 5 (4.13%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.13%) Degree
6 5 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.31%) CCNA
8 3 (2.48%) HND
8 3 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.65%) CCIP
9 2 (1.65%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.36%) SLA
2 10 (8.26%) QA
3 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (34.71%) Active Directory
2 34 (28.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.96%) vSphere
4 5 (4.13%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.31%) Terminal Server
5 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.48%) XenApp
6 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) UAG
7 1 (0.83%) XenServer
7 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.83%) Legato
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 69 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 40 (33.06%) VMware
3 37 (30.58%) Cisco
4 15 (12.40%) Citrix
5 12 (9.92%) HP
5 12 (9.92%) Dell
6 9 (7.44%) EMC
7 7 (5.79%) Juniper
7 7 (5.79%) NetApp
8 6 (4.96%) Symantec
8 6 (4.96%) Oracle
9 5 (4.13%) Lotus
10 2 (1.65%) Apple
10 2 (1.65%) McAfee
10 2 (1.65%) Avaya
10 2 (1.65%) SAP
10 2 (1.65%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.83%) Brocade
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